Position Description

Research Associate – Biology
Location Cambridge, MA
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Research Associate – Biology

WAVE Life Sciences USA seeks a highly motivated biologist to join its research team in Boston, Massachusetts. This is an ideal position for an individual who is interested in learning cutting edge technologies and who thrives in a team-oriented, fast-paced, and crossdisciplinary biotech environment. The candidate will be responsible for designing, executing and analyzing experiments as a member of teams focused on advancing therapeutic programs and discovery research platforms. This candidate will contribute to all levels of in vitro and in vivo discovery research to support development of optimized nucleic acid therapies in multiple disease areas. Prior experience in animal handling and tissue processing are preferred, but not required.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Experience in cell and molecular biology, including primary cell culture, transfections, mRNA quantitation by qPCR, and protein quantification by ELISA or western blot
  • Competent at analysis and interpretation of data from molecular pharmacology studies
  • Outstanding aptitude for experimental design and execution, efficient assay development and creative problem solving
  • Adept at preparation of clear and accurate reports for internal and external projects
  • Capacity to be highly productive in a fluid and fast-paced work environment
  • Committed and collaborative team player

Education and Experience:

  • BS or MS degree in Biology or related discipline with 0-3 years of post-graduate biology research experience in an academic or industry (biotech or pharma) environment.
  • A strong work ethic and high-level motivation are required.
  • The individual should be able to function in a timeline-driven, dynamic environment, and be able to rapidly adapt to new techniques and protocols.
  • Hands on experiences with muscle, CNS and hepatic disease animal models preferred.


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